Medicine: Postmortems

In the certainty that none of his "patients" could sue him for gossiping about their ailments, James Kemble, an amiable Harley Street surgeon, last week published his postmortem diagnoses of various historical personages.*

George Gordon Lord Byron's "lameness was due to congenital clubfoot of the talipes equino-varus type, affecting the right foot only." Ill at ease with men the poet turned to women and there "his success to some extent palliated the pain which deformity had inflicted on his pride. . . . Byron died in uremic coma, a not uncommon end for le...

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